Early, Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Fireworks'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Fireworks
Hybridized by Treasure, England
Registered or introduced: 1980
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Group:

Early Large-flowered

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Purple

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

Bloom Diameter:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pruning Groups:

Group 2 - Repeat bloomers; prune immediately after flowering

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Malvern, Arkansas

Gainesville, Florida

Royston, Georgia

Des Plaines, Illinois

Dubuque, Iowa

Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Gardiner, Maine

Midland, Michigan

Saginaw, Michigan

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Natchez, Mississippi

Manchester, New Hampshire

Salem, New Hampshire

Bridgewater, New Jersey

Southold, New York

Cary, North Carolina

Greensboro, North Carolina

Vale, North Carolina

Albany, Oregon

Mansfield, Pennsylvania

Columbia, South Carolina

Knoxville, Tennessee

Broaddus, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Hereford, Texas

Victoria, Texas

Willis, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
1
negative
RatingContent
Negative

On Jun 24, 2011, Gascoigne from Shawnee Mission, KS (Zone 5a) wrote:

Gets the dreaded repeated clematis wilt in my garden...and no surprise, it's mother, Nelly Moser gets it also...to a much lesser extent...I have started a vitacella, 'Walenburg', next to 'Fireworks' so that when the nigh time come to rip out the dreaded tacky thing, Walenburg will rise to succession. It's obvious Fireworks wasn't my favorite....I'm a vitacella/viorna lover now and bought the Fireworks when I was naive because it looked exciting...and like everything else in the big box stores.

Positive

On May 2, 2008, ericabelle from West Plains, MO (Zone 6b) wrote:

When I first bought this plant, we were renting a house; so I had to plant it in a windowbox. Since then, it has performed beautifully for me in this windowbox; even living through summer drought and several ice storms. Finally, this year I will get to plant it in the ground!

Neutral

On Jan 3, 2005, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Awarded RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Positive

On Oct 13, 2004, BUFFY690 from Prosperity, SC (Zone 7b) wrote:

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : UNITED KINGDOM
DATE RAISED ; 1980
RAISED BY : JOHN TREASURE
PARANTAGE : 'NELLY MOSER' x 'MAUREEN'
EARLY LARGE FLOWERED GROUP

I have grouped this with my candidia white both of which are blooming right now. I can't wait to see them dripping off of the small dead dogwood I have them climbing next spring. 10/13/04

They did not climb as well as I wanted them to but I am going to trin it more up the other clematis vines this year, the flowers are huge and beautiful. Our weather has had some very strong winds and they have held up miraculously.4/23/05